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The Arts Internship course will provide a vehicle for allowing students who pursue approved internships to gain up to 3 credits towards their degrees. With a university grant, the Faculty of Arts has helped develop departmental data bases listing internship opportunities to be made available on departmental websites, has encouraged the forging of specific internship agreements, and is pursuing fund raising to help finance student internships. Students from each department will be directed to approved internships or will bring other internship opportunities to departmental advisors for approval.

Arts Internships allow students in the Faculty of Arts to gain experience in areas relevant to their fields of study. Arts internships involve a minimum of 150 hours of work in a host institution approved by the student's home department or program.

Eligibility Requirements

The Arts Internship is only open to U2 and U3 students in satisfactory academic standing, who have completed at least 30 credits of a 90 credit program or 45 credits of a 96 to 120 credit program. A minimum CGPA of 2.7 and permission from the departmental Internship Advisor are required. This course will normally not fulfill program requirements for seminar or 400-level courses.

Work to be Completed

Students must submit the following documentation:

  1. Summary of internship activities with a description of the host institution (maximum 5 pages).
  2. A letter from the supervisor at the institution attesting to successful completion of the student's tenure.
  3. A major topical paper that discusses an aspect of the internship from an academic perspective (maximum 20 pages).

Approval Procedure

Students must consult with both the Program Director and Arts Internship office before permission to enroll in FILM 499 will be granted. The Arts Internship Office requires approval by the Industrial and Labour Relations Program Director. The completed Arts Internship for Academic Credit Form must be submitted before the beginning of the internship to the Program Adviser. The FILM Program Director will approve internships as long as they are centrally concerned with development issues and contain the above-mentioned elements. Your program advisor will keep a record of approved projects but will leave the responsibility for follow-up and completion with the student and the supervisor. Any changes to topic and/or supervisor must be communicated to the Program Adviser. Please note that students usually register for FILM 499: Internship, the term following completion of the internship.

Human Subject Research

Course-based research projects that require students to conduct human subject research must receive ethics review and approval. These projects differ from research in that the intent is for the student to become more knowledgeable about the research process, rather than to contribute to general knowledge. The results of the data are not intended for publication or presentation outside the classroom. The review of these applications may be delegated to the Research Ethics Board (REB) departmental representative and do not normally have to go to the regular REB. This review may not be used for projects carried out as part of a faculty member’s own research. Course projects that involve more than minimal risk, or involve minors or other vulnerable populations, must be reviewed by the REB.

To view the "Policy on the Ethical Conduct of Research Involving Human Subjects" and to complete the necessary paperwork please visit the Human Subject Research website.

Please note: No research project, including student research, may begin before approval has been obtained from the REB. No research project will be granted retroactive approval.


Grades are due one week after end of classes and will be submitted by the research supervisor on Minerva.

FILM 499

3 credits
Internship: World Cinemas.

World Cinemas: Internship with an approved host institution or organization.

Offered by: Arts - Dean's Office

  • Prerequisite(s): Permission of the World Cinemas Program Chair.
  • Restriction(s): Open to U2 and U3 B.A. students in World Cinemas after completing 30 credits of a 90 credit program or 45 credits of a 96-120 credit program, a minimum CGPA of 3.2.
  • This course will normally not fulfill program requirements for seminar or 400-level courses. Students register in the Fall semester for Summer internships.
  • Terms
    • Fall 2021
    • Winter 2022
  • Instructors
    • There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021 academic year

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